Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Mark Pinkerton
Dr. Mark joined our practice in August 2020. He grew up in Beatrice with family members who also studied dentistry! Dr. Mark developed his passion for dentistry by visiting his dad’s dental practice. He has fond memories of having his dad take care of his dental needs as young as age five. Dr. Mark is very passionate about painless dentistry. He loves to restore patients to great oral health and get to know them on a personal level.
Dr. Mark attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He has been practicing for more than 30 years. He likes to attend continuing education courses, especially ones that involve learning about surgery and endodontics. Dr. Mark has served on the Nebraska Dental Association board of trustees and in the House of Delegates.
Dr. Mark has three sons — Adam, Jared, and Ryan — and one granddaughter, Cheyenne. In his free time, you can find him hunting, fishing, training dogs, or singing barbershop music. We are very excited to have Dr. Mark on our team here at Superior Dental Health.
Dr. Stephanie Lake
Dr. Stephanie Lake is a general dentist with ten years of experience in private practice and public health settings. Here at Superior Dental Health, she collaborates with patients to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. Her ultimate goal is to help patients feel comfortable when they go to the dentist and leave the office with a big, healthy smile. Dr. Lake believes that our offices are made up of truly exceptional people that believe in giving patients the best treatment possible, treating both our patients and each other with respect.
Dr. Lake’s husband is a nurse manager, and together they have three children: two girls and a boy. Dr. Lake enjoys spending her free time with family and playing the piano. She also enjoys volunteering for community events through the Omaha District Dental Society.
Dr. Ben Petry
While originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Ben Petry grew up and spent most of his childhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His interest in the dental field led him to the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he earned his doctorate in dental surgery. During his time there, he met his wife, Ciarra, who is now a dental hygienist.
Joining our team in May 2022, Dr. Petry is grateful to be working with a team that values patient care. Having the opportunity to truly get to know patients has allowed him to provide the best options to maintain their health and well-being. Outside of work, Dr. Petry enjoys exercising, attending church, playing tennis, and watching Husker football.
Dr. Vy Vu
Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dr. Vy Vu spent much of her childhood in the country before immigrating with her family when she was ten years old. While growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Vu completed her undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University and her dental degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Growing up in a family of immigrants, she recognized the importance of dental care for those in similar situations to her own; her goal is to provide accessible quality dental care for everyone in the community, ensuring no smile goes unattended.
Joining our office in December 2021, Dr. Vu is a valuable asset to our team as we find her values to be aligned with our own. Always striving to put the patient’s needs first, Dr. Vu stands out among patients as she genuinely cares for them, makes everyone feel at ease, and brings smiles to our office. Outside of work, Dr. Vu enjoys spending time with her husband or doing activities she enjoys – such as drawing, reading, or cooking. She also volunteers at Clinic With A Heart and People City Mission to help members of the community who are in need.
Dr. Don Smith
Retired now, but as a dentist and also in his personal life, Dr. Smith’s goal was always to influence people not only to meet but also to exceed their potential and expectations. He loved helping patients on their path of wellness. It was especially gratifying to him when patients came to realize their dental health is important to their overall wellness. Dr. Don Smith served as one of the founding practitioners of the practice and retired in 2021.
One of Dr. Smith’s greatest blessings was having a family-owned business. He was born in Omaha and has lived in our great state all his life. When he has free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with friends and family, which includes his four children and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Smith set an exceptional example in our office by upholding the qualities that make experiences in our practice truly remarkable for patients. Our team aims to continue down his path of providing compassion, passion, and superior care to those who visit our practice.